OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — Wynnewood Zoo announced on Tuesday the closure of the old zoo effective immediately.
In a Facebook post, Jeff Lowe says he is forfeiting his USDA exhibitor's license.
"The very agency that has given my facility five consecutive perfect inspections has now folded to the pressures of PETA and continue to make false accusations against me," the post read.
It goes on to say, "less than 24 hours after I contacted the USDA to voluntarily forfeit my license, they notify me that they are suspending my license for 21 days for a litany of falsehoods."
PETA released the following statement about the suspension:
Jeff Lowe’s license has been suspended, a permanent revocation should be next, and his tiger-terrorizing days may soon be over. PETA looks forward to seeing every one of the long-suffering animals at the G.W. Zoo be transferred to an appropriate facility where it won’t take federal intervention for a sick cat to receive veterinary care.
Wynnewood Zoo says the park will, at least for the foreseeable future, be a private film set for "Tiger King"-related television content for cable and streaming services.
"Rest assured that all the animals will continue to have excellent care, and consequently will no longer be subject to USDA inspections or PETA spies," Lowe said in the post.